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Campion on Advanced Civil Litigation and Arbitration. Part 9. Appeals.

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15 minutes
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100 minutes
John Campion
Kathryn N. Feldman
Mark Gelowitz
Robert Sharpe
John Campion
115 minutes
$119.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

Quality mentorship is hard to come by in the legal profession these days. Especially for young civil litigators, getting trained by someone who has not only been to trial but to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada is rare.

Such a mentor has designed this program.

As counsel in over 300 reported cases, John Campion has litigated in courts and tribunals across Canada – at all levels. With over 20 years of teaching experience and 40 years of mentoring lawyers, John’s students have gone on to public service, the Court of Appeal, Trial Division, head legal departments and manage law firms.

In this 8-module program, you will be taught a three-step system to understand any area of law quickly: Analysis, Process and Strategy.

Drawing on an eclectic combination of jurisprudence, law, process and everyday wisdom, John and his faculty of leading judges and practitioners will unpack each step. Upon successful completion of the program, you will become a better advocate for your clients!

More about John A Campion: Retired Partner and Chair at Fasken (’74 to ’17), Adjunct Professor at Osgoode and Toronto, Emeritus Bencher, President of the Federation of Law Societies, and currently a Partner at Gardiner Roberts LLP.


John Campion Partner

John Campion has been a force within the Canadian legal community throughout his career. He has been involved in many of the cases that have defined the interaction between Canadian business and law for four decades, from gold mines to boardrooms, from oil fields to isotopes. He has served as an Emeritus Bencher and Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, President of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, President of the Empire Club of Canada, chair of the Audit Committee of the CBC, counsel to two Prime Ministers and much more, serving everyone from heads of state to underprivileged children during a storied career.

John Campion is nationally and internationally recognized (Chambers, Best Lawyers, Lexpert, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell) as one of Canada’s leading senior trial, appeal and arbitration counsel. He has been an elected Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2000 and was President of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, representing Canada’s 100,000 lawyers nationally and internationally. He has been active in his community: President of The Empire Club of Canada, counsel to the Director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and an adjunct professor of law, Toronto and Osgoode. He is an author of Professional Liability in Canada and publishes and lectures broadly throughout Canada and internationally.

The Honourable Kathryn N. Feldman

Justice Feldman received her B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1970 and her LL.B. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 1973, where she was co-editor of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and recipient of the Dean's Key. Before her appointment, she was a partner at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon (now Blakes LL.P.) where she practised in the areas of civil litigation and administrative law. Justice Feldman was appointed as a Justice of the Superior Court of Ontario on December 24, 1990 and sat on the Commercial List as well as on criminal and civil matters. She was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario on June 11, 1998. Since her appointment to the Bench, Justice Feldman has participated in and chaired numerous continuing legal education programs for law students, lawyers and judges on a number of areas including bankruptcy, arbitration, employment law and appellate advocacy. In January 2001 she became the first recipient of the Canadian Superior Court Judges Association President's Award. As an alumna of the University of Toronto, she served on the Moss Scholarship Selection Committee for six years, three years as Chair, and is a recipient of the University of Toronto Arbor Award. In 2015, she was one of 50 women featured in the book, Leading the Way: Canadian Women in the Law, Julie Soloway and Emma Costante, 2015 Lexis-Nexis. In 2016 she was named by University College as an Alumna of Influence. She is currently a director of the Canadian Chapter of the International Women Judges Association.

Mark Gelowitz Partner

Mark Gelowitz is a key contact for the firm’s Corporate and Securities Litigation Group. Mark has a business-focused civil and securities litigation, appellate and international commercial arbitration practice. His practice covers a wide variety of issues in corporate and commercial law including mergers and acquisitions litigation, director and officer liability, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, oppression, privacy, libel and slander, real estate lease disputes, product liability, mining litigation and class actions. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon Courts of Appeal, the superior trial courts of numerous provinces and the Ontario and British Columbia Securities Commissions. Mark’s international commercial arbitration experience includes major arbitration hearings conducted in London, Rome, Geneva and Warsaw. Mark completed two appellate judicial clerkships, the first with the late Chief Justice E.D. Bayda of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal in 1986 and the second with the late Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989. He completed the B.C.L. degree at Oxford University in 1989, between his clerking experiences. Mark has had many important legal publications including a leading Canadian legal text for the last quarter-century, co-authored with the late Justice Sopinka entitled Sopinka and Gelowitz on the Conduct of an Appeal, Fourth Edition (Lexis/Nexis 2018). Mark maintains a blog on recent developments in Canadian appellate law and practice at

The Honourable Robert Sharpe

Justice Robert J. Sharpe has been a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario since 1999. He graduated with the degrees of B.A. (University of Western Ontario, 1966), LL.B. (University of Toronto,1970) and D.Phil. (Oxford University, 1974). He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1974 and practised with MacKinnon McTaggart (later McTaggart Potts) in the area of civil litigation. He was a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto from 1976 to 1988 and served under Chief Justice Brian Dickson as Executive Legal Officer at the Supreme Court Canada from 1988 to 1990. Robert Sharpe was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto in 1990 and served in that capacity until his appointment as member of the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) (now the Superior Court of Justice), in 1995. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1991, awarded the Ontario Bar Association Distinguished Service Award in 2005, elected a Senior Fellow of Massey College in 2006, and received the Mundell Medal for Distinguished Contribution to Law and Letters in 2008. In 2011, he was appointed as a Visiting Professor, Oxford University and received the honorary doctoral degrees from the Law Society of Upper Canada and the University of Windsor. Robert Sharpe has written several books including The Law of Habeas Corpus (3rd ed. 2011); The Last Day, the Last Hour: The Currie Libel Trial, (1988); Injunctions and Specific Performance (4th ed. 2012); The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (with Kent Roach) (5th ed. 2013), Brian Dickson: A Judge’s Journey (with Kent Roach) (2003); The Persons Case: The Origins and Legacy of the Fight for Legal Personhood (with Patricia McMahon) (2007); The Lazier Murder: Prince Edward County, 1884 (2011). Justice Sharpe has also published many scholarly articles. He is a frequent lecturer at academic conferences and professional development seminars. He was a member of the Advisory Panel to assist the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission regarding the judiciary (2002) and a member of the International Bar Association Rapid Response Missions to investigate threats to judicial independence in Russia (2005) and Pakistan (2007). Justice Sharpe is currently President of the Osgoode Society for Legal History and President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies.

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